Jan 22, 2013 8:47pm
Two police officers facing felony charges for killing a large bull elk known for roaming a Boulder, Colo., neighborhood have resigned, Boulder police announced today.
Sam Carter and Brent Curnow both turned in letters of resignation to Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner. Chief Beckner has accepted their resignations," a department press release said.
Carter killed the elk on New Year's Day, claiming it was injured. He then called Curnow, who was off duty, to help collect the animal for meat. Residents of the neighborhood where the elk was a frequent visitor disputed the claim the animal was injured.